Formal title: Improvements to BSCP27 identified during operational use.

Current Status

CPC Consultation
Committee Decision
Awaiting Implementation


There are three areas of BSCP27 in which inconsistencies or minor errors have been identified. Elexon and the Technical Assurance Agent (TAA) do not actively pursue the rectification of ‘observation’ non-compliances, as these do no affect Settlement. It has been identified that the TAA’s and industry resources and effort are better served in other areas. In addition, it is not clear in the current drafting that BSCP27 section ‘Re-inspections’ does not apply to visits where only observations were recorded by the TAA. Participants clear paperwork non-compliances such as incorrect Meter Technical Details (MTDs) and missing certificates by the provision of the new or missing paperwork to the TAA. Thus there is no need to visit the site. BSCP27 does not state when the TAA should conduct Re-inspections. In practice, at the end of a quarter, the TAA identifies 10% of category 1 non-compliances where the participants has rectified the non-compliances during that quarter and then carries out the Re-inspections during the following quarter. BSCP27 uses the term ‘Complex Metering Systems’, which is not in line with BSCP502 and BSCP514, which uses the term ‘complex sites’.


CP1212 was raised from DCP0012 ‘Improvements to BSCP27 identified during operational use’. CP1212 was raised on 7 September 2007. CP1212 was issued for Industry Impact Assessment as part of CPC00615. CP1212 was presented to the ISG (ISG81/01) for decision on Progression on 23 October 2007. The ISG approved CP1212 for inclusion in the February 2008 Release. CP12112was presented to the SVG (SVG81/01) for decision on progression on 30 October 2007. The SVG approved CP1212 for inclusion in the February 2007 Release. CP1212 was implemented on 28 February 2008 as part of the February 2008 Release.


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